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3/30/2016

Embossing over Watercoloring Thank You

Welcome. The card in this post has been received, so time to share it here. This one is based on a video by Gina K on the technique of Stamping over Watercolor.

- Used Zig brush markers over watercolor paper, spritzed - just as in the video. Then versamark applied to the clear stampings*, embossed with Ranger's Queens Gold. (*meant to say, applied versamark to a clear stamp and then stamped it!)

- Distress Inks in Iced Spruce and another blue shade were sponged over the results. Had tried using the darker inks as Gina does, but found I liked the results of this sponging best. I've tried Memento Paris Dusk (navy) over clear and also tried the black. Not happy with the looks that resulted for me, but I really liked the look Gina achieved.

- die cut this piece with a rectangle shape, layered a Memory Box Postage die cut under it (snippet). The gold edging done by sponging versamark at the edges and heat embossing with Queen's Gold. Black mat layer. The edges are not exactly even, but hey, this is not Hallmark!

- White card base sponged with more Distress Inks to try to compliment the colors in the focal piece as none of the tons of cardstock that live here, seemed to look right with the other elements.

- Impression Obsession sentiment die from white snippets, heat embossed with Queen's Gold. This die is best cut with the metal Sizzix Precision plate.

This was a special thank you to a very generous & sweet person, so I hope she liked it. I always hesitate to send my work to someone who is such an awesome designer herself. Am I the only card maker who feels this way?

Ya'll have a good day, and come back when ya can! Hugs.

39 comments:

  1. Wow Mary, amazing card! Love very much your watercolouring tones and the golden embossed sentiment! Great technique, thanks for the link
    I pinned your card
    https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524482162400/

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  2. A gorgeous technique and you did it so well! This is a stunner for sure! <3

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  3. Greetings Mary, I have been trying my hand at water coloring also, it is so fun. Love the background colors and fabulous design.

    Hugs Diane

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  4. The effect of the gold embossing on the water-coloured background is stunning. I love the colours you have chosen for it, a gorgeous thank you card.
    Lorraine

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  5. This is beautiful!!!! And I LOVE every single card that's sent to me because it comes from the heart, AND all art is wonderful!!!Especially from a friend :-) Have a great day!

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  6. Gorgeous Mary, wonderful colours and a terrific background. I love watercolours, the effect is always so much softer, Kate x

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  7. Such a beautiful card Mary and a great technique. I have been trying to be brave and "let loose" with embossing powders of late and might try this one. I have pots of Twinkling H20's that haven't had the lids off for years and I think they might work with this technique. You're not the only one to feel that way. I always hesitate when sending a card to an accomplished crafter too, but we "artistes" always seem to be highly critical of our own work!! xx

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  8. Oh so beautiful Mary. Xj.

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  9. Your card looks beautiful Mary. Your gold embossing looks lovely and rich. I'm sure your friend will love it.

    I looked into getting the precision plate but I have the Sizzix Plus and they say that plate should not be used with my machine. Anyway, I do appreciate your information. Barbxx

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  10. This is beautiful Mary and the colours with the gold embossing look really pretty. I love the postage stamp die cut behind which complements the gold and then the black behind that makes all the layers pop including that lovely pink base card. i'm sure the recipient adored it! I did watch the video and know what you mean about seeing a technique and trying to replicate it, but your version works well anyway, and I'm sure Gina K is a clever lady and gives freely of her ideas, but I wonder how many times she did it to get it to her satisfaction before videoing it...lol. x

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  11. Hi Mary, What a lovely card. I'd be thrilled to get it.

    I know what you mean about sending cards to other crafters, but I think as crafters we appreciate a homemade card.

    Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

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  12. This is absolutely gorgeous, Mary!! The gold is amazing!! The colors are so beautiful!! Wow, what a stunning card this is!! Love it my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  13. This card is AMAZING Mary ... and even more amazing in real life! Thank you so much, dear friend. I LOVE it. It's so pretty, artsy, and elegant. And thank YOU for your generosity. All the goodies will be enjoyed! :) xx

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  14. Stunning result. I like those colours you have used. Thankyou for the link to Gina's video. Hugs Mrs A.

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  15. Love your gorgeous embossing on your pretty water color background Mary.
    Very beautiful. Hugs Veerle x

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  16. No you certainly are not Mary, I find it extremely frightening making cards for card makers.
    Love this, fabulous embossing and a really great choice of colours.

    Kath x

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  17. No Mary, you are definitely not the only one who feels like that, but oh my goodness you should never have worried about sending this card. It is stunning with the beautiful embossing and that flourish style wording is really beautiful. Your friend must have been delighted! Hugs, Anne xx

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  18. Love the gold embossed sentiment against the gorgeous background Mary, anyone would love to receive your beautiful card..
    Pam x

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  19. Hi Mary, thanks for stopping by my blog, great to have you 'visit'. I've been away and busy and not getting around to blogging as much these days or visiting as many blogs. Beautiful card design, the colours and background is fabulous as well as the gorgeous die cut. Take good care, Shirleyxx

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  20. Love the gold EP with this technique, Mary. Very elegant and yet, colorful! Hugs, de

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  21. No, you are certainly not alone feeling this way! I am always nervous when I make a card for a cardmaker I admire! But you don't have to worry about this card as it is wonderful! All that gold shimmer is delicious!
    Thank you for the kind message on my blog!

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  22. Interesting technique {I have watched the video must have a try at this}. love your elaborate Thank you in gold and the postage die edge border really sets it off.
    Still basking in sunshine here but days drawing in. Still no rain it is becoming a worry.
    Hugs
    Margaret M

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  23. What a gorgeous card Mary - must go and have a look at the technique. Love your colour use here, and gold is perfect over it.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  24. Fantastic card! I love everything about it!
    Xoxo Olga

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  25. WOW!! Beautiful card! Love the gold

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  26. This is so beautiful Mary! Love your choice of colours here and the gold makes for a very special design! Gorgeous my friend! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  27. This is beautiful, Mary! I haven't tried this technique yet, but hope to soon. The gold embossing with the soft watercolor is so strikingly elegant! Love that big, die cut thank you too! I know the recipient was happy to receive this. Who wouldn't be!

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  28. Love the gold embossing over the watercolours, it makes it stand out, it's beautiful, great layering and love the stamp shape around the main image.

    Yep! I'm one of those who would rather not send a hand made card to another card maker. Aren't we silly?

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  29. Oh Momma Mary, this is such a beautiful card! I love the colors you used and I love the gold embossing. I watched this tutorial too but have yet to try it. I love how Gina K's card came out as well, but was nervous when she started putting that black on the card. lol But it was so beautiful after she did that. Yours is equally beautiful!! Hugs, Brenda

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  30. I played with that TT last week my work is not useable Yours is lovely........Lis

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  31. This is a beauty, Mary. Loving those colors and how they're blended together and the gold edging is such a beautiful detail, a classy touch. I do love sentiment only cards, this is a masterpiece of such a card.

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  32. This is such a beautiful card. Love the gold embossing and the colours you have used. So pretty.

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  33. This is beautiful, Mary. I love the techniques you used. Distress inks can be so fun to play with! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following me...I am so happy to follow you now too, and see more of your lovely work.
    Hugs, Bonnie

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  34. Very pretty!
    As for sending a creation to a creator, they know the work that goes into them, so are very appreciative!

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  35. Again beautiful with this limited colourpalette! Enjoy the weekend!

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  36. Gorgeous card, Mary. I love the colours - just beautiful! I know what you mean about sending cards to another crafter. I feel the same way too. xx

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  37. A beautiful card Mary, I love the gold embossed over the vibrant watercolours.

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  38. This is gorgeous!
    sandy xx

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